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Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2018 – Skins, game modes, and more

Published: 11/Dec/2018 19:13 Updated: 11/Dec/2018 19:56

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland Event starts December 11, and runs through January 2, 2019 and there are plenty of new skins, and cosmetics to collect and some classic winter game modes returning as well.

Mei’s Snowball Offensive and the Yeti Hunter game modes will both return this year to the arcade.

Several maps will be getting a winter makeover for the event as well, past snowy maps like Hanamura and King’s Row will be joined by BlizzardWorld, which is scheduled to get a temporary holiday makeover as well.

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So far, we’ve seen Winter skins for Zarya, Lucio, Widowmaker, Bastion, Mercy, Symmetra and Junkrat, the prices and rarities for each are listed below

“Snowboarder” Zarya Legendary (3,000)
“Arctic Fox” Lucio Legendary (3,000
“Sugar Plum Fairy” Mercy Legendary (3,000)
“Biathlon” Widowmaker Legendary (3,000)
“Figure Skater” Symmetra Legendary (3,000)
“Krampus” Junkrat Legendary (3,000)
“Gift Wrap” Bastion Epic (750)
“Winter” Ashe Epic (750)
“Festive” Reinhardt Epic (750)

There are plenty of new emotes, sprays, and victory poses as well, including one adorable emote featuring Torbjörn and a bunch of mini-turrets.

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event is live right now, so players have a little under a month to get all the loot they can.

Cosplay

Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 6:35

by Nate Searl

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Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.